North of the Port: Stories

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As in his earlier works, the dozen stories in Bukoski's fifth collection depict the joys and woes of the Polish American immigrant families living either in the East End of Superior, Wisconsin, or in south Louisiana, where some Poles migrated to work the cane fields. Bukoski's lower middle-class families are sustained by their neighborhood (now in decline), by the Polish fraternal lodge, by their parochial school training, and, in some cases, by their abiding spiritual faith. ...
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Overview

As in his earlier works, the dozen stories in Bukoski's fifth collection depict the joys and woes of the Polish American immigrant families living either in the East End of Superior, Wisconsin, or in south Louisiana, where some Poles migrated to work the cane fields. Bukoski's lower middle-class families are sustained by their neighborhood (now in decline), by the Polish fraternal lodge, by their parochial school training, and, in some cases, by their abiding spiritual faith.
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In this collection of 12 stories drawn from the experience of post-World War II Polish refugees in the U.S., Bukoski continues the themes and uses the style that characterizes previous work. Time is divided between the plight of displaced Polesin Plaquemine, Louisiana sugar cane plantations and their later settlement in Superior, Wisconsin. The Iwanowski family occupies most of the stories but family relations aren't consistent. Each story centers on some singular, resonating event, but its significance is usually obscured. A few pieces stand alone nicely: "A Walk Down Lonely Street," which focuses on a first sexual encounter, and "The Wand of Youth" that deals with the devastations of polio, are both moving. But the star of the collection is the consistent narrative voice that offers an obtuse style as he works through the tensions of generational conflict. Most of the stories never quite gel and seem to be more about style and craft than about memorable characters or situations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870745218
  • Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Gossamer Bloom 1

A Guide to American Trees 15

Report of the Guardian of the Sick 29

The Shadow Players 43

The Case for Bread and Sausage 53

A Walk Down Lonely Street 61

The Low August Fever 71

The Wand of Youth 87

One Red Rose on a New Black Dress 99

Antoni Kosmatka Resists the Goddess of Love 115

The Wally Na Zdrowie Show 133

North of the Port 143

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